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Oil City Student Musicians Head To Washington, Virginia’s Apple Blossom Festival

About 110 Oil City High School band and chorus members leave Thursday for performances connected to the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia and in Washington, D.C. The Oilers marching band, directed by Daniel Cartwright, will perform Saturday in the Apple Blossom Festival’s Grand Feature Parade.  Then, on Sunday, the Oil City chorus, directed…

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Governor Corbett Blasted For Comments On Employer Drug Testing

Governor Tom Corbett has touched off a heated debate about job applicants and drug testing through his recent comments on the Radio PA News program, “Ask the Governor.” While discussing Pennsylvania’s 7.9 percent unemployment rate, Corbett said part of the problem with joblessness in the state is that employers continue to insist they cannot find…

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Cruelty To Horses Investigation In Frenchcreek Township

Investigators have not released the names of those individuals who may face charges, but the State Police did confirm Wednesday that they are involved in a probe into possible cruelty to animals at a location in Frenchcreek Township. Troopers say they have involved the Venango County District Attorney’s office and animal cruelty officers, and have enlisted…

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May Adjustment Shows National Fuel Gas Rates Will Rise

The latest quarterly adjustment that National Fuel Gas has made to its gas supply charges shows residential bills are rising by about 3.3 percent. National Fuel spokesperson Sandra James says that means the “typical” residential customer’s monthly bill will increase by $2.36.  The change takes effect today (May 1). The rate hike comes through the…

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Rodriguez Flounders In Bucs’ 10-4 Loss In Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers (13-11) jumped on Pittsburgh starter Wandy Rodriguez (2-1) for seven runs in 3-and-two-thirds innings on Monday night en route to a 10-4 victory over the visiting Pirates. The Bucs have lost 45 of their last 52 games at Miller Park, dating back to 2007. Milwaukee used five home runs to post the…

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Meetings Start Monday On Oil City Elementary School Proposals

Public meetings will be held on four consecutive evenings next week on the proposals presented by a consulting firm regarding the future of Oil City’s elementary schools. The first of the meetings will be held Monday night (May 6) at 6:00 PM at Oil City High School. The study was commissioned in 2011 to, in large part,…

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Body Found In Warren County Creek Identified As Missing Boy Scout Leader

The body of a man found in a Warren County creek on Sunday morning has been identified as that of a Boy Scout leader reported missing more than five weeks earlier. Dental records confirmed Monday that the victim was 69 year-old Dan Wolboldt, from Conewango Township, who had been missing since March 23.  Wolbodt’s body was…

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Big Ten Announces New Division Alignment

The Big Ten Conference has announced their new alignments for their conference football divisions, effective with the 2014 season. Replacing the Legends and Leaders Divisions will be the simply-named Big Ten East and the Big Ten West. The Big Ten East will consist of seven teams in the Eastern Time Zone, including Penn State, Indiana, Maryland,…

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Cash Found On Clarion County Tree Stump

Clarion County officials are looking for information into the discovery of money in a tree stump in Highland Township. State Police say some of the money found by a Leeper-area man was rotting.  Some was strewn on the ground near the tree. Troopers had no immediate information as to the origin of the money.  Anyone with any…

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Renovated Parker Bridge To Be Dedicated Thursday

A recently-renovated bridge across the Allegheny River in Parker will be dedicated on Thursday afternoon (May 2), and will be renamed the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The State Bridge at Routes 268 and 368 had been closed for some eight months while more than 4-million dollars of renovations took place. Area veterans groups will join state and…

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